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The Truth Squad

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#21
Nov 26, 2012
 
DSM Local wrote:
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NO, the company couldn't adapt to high costs of employee's. It couldn't lay people off and re-tool....... I'm responding to a out of context copy and paste aren't I?
Gee, isn't that poor management that allowed union costs to exceed an acceptable limit of cost of operation? And gee whiz, isn't it poor management by Union bosses to not accept an adjusted offer and that allowed the company to follow through on their threat to take Hostess to bankruptcy?

Two very comparable businesses. The Detroit Auto industry nearly ruined by poor management building lousy cars and over-stuffed unions being more concerned with their pensions nearly causing the demise of the American car.
Albertson's Grocery stores burdened with declining business from the growth of Super Targets and Walmarts plus again over-stuffed union contracts and over-stuffed union leaders who threatened to strike SoCal grocery stores last year because the stores wanted to increase the amount workers would contribute to their health care plan. The only thing that has temporarily saved Albertson's from bankruptcy was Supervalu's greedy CEO who wanted the chain as a way of expanding into the west coast. So again, a poor management decision by Supervalu has them teetering near bankruptcy.

The bottom line is when an established business such as the ones mentioned above go to bankruptcy (either 11 or 7) is generally due mostly to poor management. If you can't control your costs against your profits you might as well close the doors.
Finally.......
NOTHING I WRITE IN TOPIX IS COPY AND PASTE WITHOUT MY TYPING QUOTE MARKS AROUND IT.
I hope that is clear. That is why I capped it!!!
Smart Liberal

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#22
Nov 26, 2012
 
If a company doesn't want to pay a living wage, they SHOULD get unionized and SHOULD go out of business if they can't pay their employees what they are worth.
Bridework

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Smart Liberal wrote:
If a company doesn't want to pay a living wage, they SHOULD get unionized and SHOULD go out of business if they can't pay their employees what they are worth.


2.6 million of the 4 million jobs that are credited as being created under Obama's watch by Obama and the left do not pay a living wage.
Amused Slew

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Bridework wrote:
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2.6 million of the 4 million jobs that are credited as being created under Obama's watch by Obama and the left do not pay a living wage.
You earlier said they were ALL at Walmart, try another lie...MORON TROLL ~! LMAOROTFU~!

Trolls <quoted text>
I have probably lied thousands of times in my life, care to elaborate on which one you are talking about?
You are like a lost puppy, looking to be beat by its master.
You were fired from the post office, prove me wrong labia girl!
So you don't have any BENEFITS from the USPS?
For anyone who wants to see Horseface..
Shit, lets make abortiong legal until age 1!!!
So it should be legal for you to kill a man during sex?:)
Job? Or Trick? Just wondering.:)
Some married folks don't even want the one they have!:)
You really are a piece of shit.
Seattle Psycho, you can leave at any time. Maybe not the psych ward, but certainly this website.
Maybe its time to stop being an irrational prick to everyon you interact with?
Everyone is so frustrated with your nonsense, we have begun to make exceptions to our normal standards
Whatever you say cumdumpster.
I'm not saying Trolls is a psycho, but THESE are quotes..

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Smart Liberal wrote:
If a company doesn't want to pay a living wage, they SHOULD get unionized and SHOULD go out of business if they can't pay their employees what they are worth.
The average union employee that used to work at Hostess was not making less than a "livable wage".

Here is what DailyKos says about Hostess closing its doors:

"The average employee salary for Hostess employees is approximately $43,000 a year. The CEO makes $2.2 million, and management is asking for further wage and benefits concession, seriously? Hostess will live on—the brands of Hostess, Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Wonder Bread, etc., are too valuable to be left to die. The brands and bakeries will be sold and some other vulture capital firm will provide financing and new non-union employees will be hired. My guess is that the new non-union employees will make less in pay and benefits than the average union wage of today."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/16/1162...

Soooooo...let's do the math.

8% cut against $43K is $39,560. And rather than taking just under $40K, the union decides to cause 18,500 people to lose their jobs. The icing on the Hostess Cupcake is that these same idiot union members will be back in line trying to get their former jobs back in a non-union setting, and for less money.

Brilliant. Just f*cking brilliant.
Amused Slew

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Why won't they just get jobs at a place where the $2.2 million CEO doesn't suck the life outta the company...Heck, you're doing a pretty poor "job" of pretending there isn't a huge overpaid management team under the CEO putting out products the market place rejected, which is YOUR typical dumb perspective...

Heck, if the 20 million in management disappears, the workers can make better products and get their promised retirements PAID ~!

Poor TrashyLiar, you're a lousy 2 1/4 hour failure and OBVIOUSLY CLUELESS ~!

Ah, let TrashyLiar have her fun...After all, a dead Corvair and a few VWs sit rotting in the yard as investments ... I'D WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE, if I was SUCH A LOSER ~! Hertz, huh ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Fred

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I think it IS brilliant. We need to take a stand against the people looting our companies at the expense of its employees.
Bridework

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Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>You earlier said they were ALL at Walmart, try another lie...MORON TROLL ~! LMAOROTFU~!
There is something seriously wrong with you. I already corrected you when you said this before. I said "This is what 2.6 of the 4 million jobs that Obama has been bragging that were created under his watch consist of." I did not say they were all Wal-Mart jobs, I said they were low paying jobs.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/minneapolis-m...
Fred

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Bridework wrote:
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Bankruptcy proceedings are managed by the public court system, and are a matter of public interest. As soon as Hostess Brands filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection it became everyone's business.
What business is it of yours if someone else wants to comment? You feel that you can interject on other people's comments, but other people shouldn’t comment in the first place?
This from a guy that can't even spell his own moniker right....

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Fred wrote:
I think it IS brilliant. We need to take a stand against the people looting our companies at the expense of its employees.
You are right. It is brilliant. 18,500 people out of work. 18,500 more people dependent upon Obama for some government cheese each month. That is 18,500 more Democrat voters.

Short term pain, long term gain.
Bridgework

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Fred wrote:
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This from a guy that can't even spell his own moniker right....
Do you want to comment on the contents of the post, or is a missing "g" all you can grasp?
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Nov 26, 2012
 
Bridgework wrote:
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Do you want to comment on the contents of the post, or is a missing "g" all you can grasp?
Careful now, troll has a "university degree"! ;)

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Bridgework wrote:
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Do you want to comment on the contents of the post, or is a missing "g" all you can grasp?
Hey Bridge, the guy is incapable of commenting factually on your post. Please accept his apologies for his ignorance.
Smart Liberal

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Look at me , I can post under multiple monikers!!!

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Smart Liberal wrote:
Look at me , I can post under multiple monikers!!!
We all know you post under numerous names to avoid being held accountable for what you say. Most of us here are man enough that we stand behind what we say. You are the biggest liar on Topix.
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#36
Nov 26, 2012
 
No balls/brains, from the no show, dojo, blow hole !?? 3 weeks posting a WRONG LOCATION ??? LMAOROTFU~! Sorry pal, but it Hertz to be a little man, without courage or character, but you DO HAVE a "collectible" Corvair ! LMAOROTFU~!
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Nov 26, 2012
 
Smart Liberal wrote:
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We all know you post under numerous names to avoid being held accountable for what you say. Most of us here are man enough that we stand behind what we say. You are the biggest liar on Topix.
You calling yourself a man ??? LMAOROTFU~! Dojo BLOWHOLE ~!

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